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Historical Events In April - 04

Thursday, 13 May 2021

1820  Charles Devens Jr, Major General, Bvt (Union volunteers), died in 1891 on this day in history.  

1821  On this day in history linus Yale, US, portrait painter/inventor (Yale cylinder lock)  

1823  On this day in history karl Wilhelm Siemens, inventor (laid undersea cables)  

1828  On April - 04 casparus van Wooden patents chocolate milk powder (Amsterdam)  

1828  On this day in history margaret Oliphant, Scotland, novelist/biographer (Beleaguered City)  

1831  Edward Cary Walthall, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1898 on April - 04.  

1832  Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle reaches Rio de Janeiro on April - 04.  

1832  Jose Echegaray y Elizaguirre, playwright/scientist (Teatro Escogido) on this day in history.  

1836  Jerome Hopkins, composer on this day in history.  

1841  On this day in history william Henry Harrison, becomes 1st pres to die in office, at 68  

1843  On this day in history hans Richter, composer  

1844  Charles Bulfinch, 1st US pro architect (Mass State House), dies at 80 on April - 04.  

1850  City of Los Angeles incorporated on this day in history.  

1853  Tad Lincoln, son of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln on April - 04.  

1854  Sailors and Marines from sailing sloop, Plymouth, protect U.S. citizens at Shanghai on April - 04.  

1858  On April - 04 asteroid 54, Kalypso discovered (named for goddess of silence)  

1858  On this day in history r Luther discovers asteroid #53 Kalypso  

1859  The opera "Dinorah" is produced (Paris France) on this day in history.  

1859  Opera "Dinorah" is produced (Paris) on this day in history.  

1862  On April - 04 battle of Yorktown begins  

1862  US begins Peninsular Campaign aimed at capturing Richmond on April - 04.  

1862  On this day in history harmen S Sytstra, Dutch poet/editor (Iduna), dies at 45  

1864  Skirmish at Elkin's Ford (Little Missouri River), Arkansas on April - 04.  

1865  On this day in history lee's army arrives at Amelia Courthouse  

1866  Alexander II of Russia narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in the city of Kiev on April - 04.  

1866  George P Baker, US playwright (47 Workshop) on April - 04.  

1870  Golden Gate Park established by City Order #800 on this day in history.  

1870  Golden Gate Park forms by City Order #800 on April - 04.  

1870  George A Smith, Salt Lake City Utah, 8th pres of Mormon church on April - 04.  

1872  Nikolai Amani, composer on this day in history.  

1875  On April - 04 jozef Szulc, composer  

1876  Maurice de Vlaminck, Paris, Fauvist painter (Village in the Snow) on April - 04.  

1879  Gabriel Groulez, composer on this day in history.  

1881  Charles Funk, Ohio, Encylopediest (Funk & Wagnalls) on April - 04.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 04

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0186  On this day in history birth of caracalla, Roman emperor (d. 217)  

1492  On this day in history birth of ambrosius Blarer, German reformer (d. 1564)  

1527  Abraham Ortelius, [Ortels/Hortels], South Neth geographer was born on April - 04.  

1572  William Strachey, English writer (d. 1621) was born on this day in history.  

1593  On April - 04 birth of edward Nicholas, English statesman (d. 1669)  

1646  Antoine Galland, French archaeologist (d. 1715) was born on April - 04.  

1648  On this day in history birth of grinling Gibbons, sculptor/woodcarver  

1688  Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer (d. 1768) was born on April - 04.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 04

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0397  On this day in history ambrosius, gov of Liguria/bishop of Milan (374-97)/saint, dies  

0636  Death of Saint Isidore of Seville, Church Father and the proposed patron of Internet (b. cira 560) on this day in history.  

0896  Formosus, Pope (891-96), dies on April - 04.  

1229  Hugo van Pierrepont, bishop of Liege, dies on April - 04.  

1284  Alfonso X, "El Sabio" King of Castile/Leon (1252-84), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1292  On April - 04 nicholas IV, [Girolamo Masci], Pope (1288-92), dies  

1305  On April - 04 death of jeanne of Navarre, wife of Philip IV of France (b. circa 1217)  

1393  Floris van Wevelinkhoven, bishop of Utrecht, dies on April - 04.  

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